I recently let the battery die due to age and lack of use, when I replaced it I had hoped to just turn the key and have it start like it did last fall. All of the electronics seem to be working but i get absolutely nothing when i turn the key, not so much as a click. Any ideas? Could this be alarm related? I really cant afford to take it to VW right now and i hate to waste the good weather.
It Wont Start on 1996 Volkswagen Cabrio
by Visitor in Newburgh, NY on June 18, 2010
ANSWER by hemicuda on June 18, 2010
Check the battery terminals for corrosion and make sure they are clean and tight
ANSWER by Visitor on January 30, 2011
You may need a new alternator
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